East Brother Beer Gold IPA
What the brewers say
"An American hoppy IPA with a bright nose, distinctive texture—bold on the palate, dry finish."
What our panel thought
"Bready-toasty malt nose, low tropical hops—black tea and grapefruit. Pleasant, balanced flavor—leaning malt-forward, with hops and bitterness in the back seat. Balance leans sweet for mainstream appeal."
What our editors thought
"Nutty malt and earthy-spicy hops on the nose—subtle, warm. On the sip, honey sweetness hits with tongue-coating intensity. Light herbal bitterness in the finish, stopping short of scrubbing the palate. Present alcohol, despite moderate ABV."